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17-Jun-2019 Agartala

Tripura doctors cease work in state-hospital OPDs

Doctors in all government hospitals in Tripura on Monday ceased work in the OPDs (Outpatient Patient Departments) in solidarity with the striking medicos of Kolkata.The strike call has been given by the Tripura chapter of the Indian Medical Association and the...

07-Jun-2019 Agartala

BJP will better Congress' governance record : Ram Madhav

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government would better the Congress record of ruling at the Centre for 27 consecutive years (1950-77) and go on to celebrate the centenary of Indian independence, BJP leader Ram Madhav said on Friday."The Congress...

29-May-2019 Agartala

Comparing Tripura with J&K not justified : Biplab Kumar Deb

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said the comparison of Tripura with Jammu & Kashmir was unjustified, and his government followed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) traditions of the party governments in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh."Comparing...

25-May-2019 Agartala/Guwahati

N-E India sends 3 women to Lok Sabha, one more than 2014

North-east India, comprising eight states, is sending three women to the Lok Sabha -- one more than the 2014 general election. Of the three women, elected for the 17th Lok Sabha, two are new faces and belong to the BJP: Queen Oja (from Guwahati parliamentary seat)...

12-May-2019 Agartala

77% turnout in re-polling for Tripura West LS seat

Around 77 per cent of the 141,251 voters cast their votes during the re-polling at 168 polling stations in the Tripura West parliamentary constituency on Sunday, election officials said.In the troubled-marred polling on April 11 in the first phase of the Lok...

16-Apr-2019 Agartala

BJP now a major force in Tripura LS battle

Tripura, which has traditionally witnessed a direct or triangular contest, will for the first time in seven decades see a multi-cornered battle as the ruling BJP has emerged as a potent political force after last year's Assembly polls.While one of the two Lok...

06-Apr-2019 Agartala

'Mahagatbandhans' always post-poll after 1977 : Sitaram Yechury

'Mahagatbandhans' have been formed only after Lok Sabha elections since 1977 and this time too, such a grand alliance would be formed after the polls, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Saturday."Since 1977, no 'Mahagatbandhan' had been formed before the...

24-Mar-2019 Agartala

BJP will turn India into religious state : CPI-M

If the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) returns to power after the Lok Sabha polls, it would turn India into a "fully religious nation", Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Central Committee member Bijan Dhar said here on Sunday.The BJP, which is backed...

20-Mar-2019 Agartala

Will not allow RSS to run the country : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the RSS would not be allowed to run the country and it is the people of the country, particularly the northeast region, would govern their land and nation."The (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi government wants...

07-Mar-2019 Agartala

Smart City Projects to boost growth in northeast : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the Smart City Projects would herald a sea change in urban amenities and boost the rapid development of the northeastern states."The Smart City Projects would solve many long pending and crucial problems of the...

06-Mar-2019 Agartala

Good security situation helping India's swift growth : Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that India's security situation is good and, as a result, development and growth in the country is taking place swiftly.Singh was speaking after laying the foundation stones of 31 projects across 11 states...

12-Feb-2019 Aizawl/Agartala

Protests against Citizenship Bill in Mizoram, Tripura

Massive demonstrations and protest rallies were held in Mizoram and Tripura on Tuesday to protest against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.In Mizo National Front (MNF)-ruled Mizoram, the powerful Mizoram NGO Coordination Committee (MNCC) held spirited...

18-Jan-2019 Agartala

Ganja worth Rs 1.61 cr seized in Tripura

In a joint operation, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Tripura Police on Friday seized 300 kg of ganja (cannabis) valued at Rs 14.60 lakh in the international market."Police and BSF troopers in a joint raid seized around 300 kg ganja amounting to...

17-Jan-2019 Agartala

The 15th Finance Commission meets Government of Tripura

The 15th Finance Commission headed by N K Singh, had detailed discussions with the State Government of Tripura headed by the Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.The State Government made a strong pitch for increased devolution for setting up of better infrastructure...

31-Dec-2018 Agartala

Dhaka to reinforce ties with India, NE states : Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said her government will further reinforce its ties with Tripura, other northeastern states and with India as a whole, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.Deb talked to Hasina over phone on Monday and congratulated...

30-Sep-2018 Agartala

Break Pakistan into four : Subramanian Swamy

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday demanded that Pakistan be broken into four regions - Sindh, Balochistan, Pakhtun and West Pakistan - and the first three must be handed over to India."This is the only solution to the India-Pakistan conflict," said...

30-Sep-2018 Agartala

Subramanian Swamy wants fresh probe into Subhas Bose's death

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday demanded a fresh probe into the death of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who he claimed died not in a plane crash but while in Soviet custody."I am requesting the Modi government to institute a fresh commission to inquire...

23-Sep-2018 Agartala

Three held in Tripura, arms and ammunition seized

Three youths were arrested and two firearms and ammunition were seized from them on Sunday in southern Tripura's Sabroom, a town along the India-Bangladesh border, police said."The three were intercepted while travelling in a car in Sabroom. Two 9-mm pistols,...

15-Aug-2018 Agartala

Making Tripura 'drug free' is main goal : Biplab Kumar Deb

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday said that his government's main goal was to make the state "drug free" and ensure efficient and transparent governance.Deb for the first time unfurled the Tricolour at the Independence Day's main function...

09-Aug-2018 Agartala

BJP men continuing attacks on opposition in Tripura : Manik Sarkar

Ruling BJP members and their sponsored goons have continued their violent attacks on opposition parties in Tripura for the last five months while the misgovernance of the saffron party led alliance government has adversely affected the lives and livelihoods...

03-Aug-2018 Agartala

Record 3,350 kg ganja haul in Tripura : Police

Security forces have seized a record 3,350 kg of dry cannabis (ganja) valued at over Rs 2 crore and arrested two persons in Sepahijala district in west Tripura, police said on Friday."A joint team of security personnel and other officials led by Deputy Superintendent...

28-Jul-2018 Agartala

BJP to rebuild razed statue of Left leader : Biplab Kumar Deb

The BJP will reconstruct the razed statue of Tripura's communist leader Baidyanath Majumder and the police are probing the incident, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Saturday.Majumder's life-sized statue was knocked down late on Wednesday in...

28-Jul-2018 Agartala

BJP to rebuild razed statue of Left leader : Biplab Kumar Deb

The BJP will reconstruct the razed statue of Tripura's communist leader Baidyanath Majumder and the police are probing the incident, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Saturday.A Majumder's life-sized statue was knocked down late on Wednesday in...

14-Jun-2018 Guwahati/Agartala/Imphal

Northeast flood situation grim, Army help sought

The flood situation in the Northeast continued to be grim on Thursday with at least nine people losing their lives and thousands displaced in Assam, Manipur and Tripura, where the state governments have sought Armys help in rescue operations.Two people lost...

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